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Title: Yuletide
Artist: Pichugina Margarita
Size: 27x20x10.5
Size (inches): 10.5x7.75x4
Price: $1350 $995

On the 6th of January in Russia begin "Svyatki" or yuletide - two weeks after Christmas celebration.
In ancient times in yuletide Russian people dressed masks and fancy dresses and walked along village streets, singing Christmas songs that glorified Jesus Christ. They stopped in at different houses and the owners had to give them presents and sweets. This ancient rite in Russian sounds like "kaliyda".In this composition the artist depicted this masked performing in Svyatki time.
During the nights in svyatki young girls were engaged in fortune-telling, trying to find out their future an especially regarding their promised husbands.
The artist has uses warm paints such as gray, brown, yellow, and green. This helps to show the winter night.The detailing is minute, precise, and skillfully makes this composition full of action.
Gold paint is used to aid in the adding of the detail. However, the use of gold is not overdone and its subtle presence brings a rich ambiance to the scene. Several LARGE pieces of mother-of-pearl are shinning through the costumes of all the characters!
White color that imitates the snow is used to decorate the sides of the box. This decoration truly adds the final touch to the aesthetics of this piece.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior and red lacquer is used to paint the interior of the box. The box has a hinge located above the composition and rests on the four legs, that comes from the platform of the bottom. The artist wrote the Fedoskino,2019 and signed her name under the composition.

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